Does your wife wear the pants? What are her rules? How do you play the relationship pinball game?
My wife's rules:
1. I'm limited to the basement with pins. I cannot have pins in the garage (except for occasional repairs that need to be outside the house) or any other room of the house. I tried hard to get one in our secondary living room, but no go on that one. I also tried for the corner of the dining room.
2. We have separate finances beyond bills, investments, and vacation funds etc, but I still need to consult before buying anything over 5k. We have a friendly veto system to keep us from making bad, large-item impulse purchases. I've been vetoed a few times on pin purchases, and she was right to do so each time. I like that she has some control to keep me from getting completely out of control.
3. I can play any time on low volume when she's home, but I try to be sure it won't disturb her. I love loud volume and subs, so if she goes shopping, it's pinball time!
I'm curious to see how you guys manage your addiction around your significant other. Any advice on how I can get around the basement rule?